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Open Source Web App Framework Django Updated to Version 1.6

On Wednesday the Django Project announced the release of Django 1.6, the latest version of the free, open source, Python-based Web application framework.

Typesafe: Spray.io Acquisition Will Promote 'Reactive' Applications on JVM

Typesafe, the chief commercial backer of the open source Scala project, expects its recent acquisition of Spray.io to broaden the appeal of the Typesafe Platform to Java developers with "one of the best performing REST/HTTP libraries in the Java ecosystem."

Windows Phone Preview for Devs Launched

Microsoft has reversed an earlier decision and will now give Windows Phone developers earlier access to operating system updates.

Free Java Web App Framework OpenXava Updated

The open source OpenXava project, which recently announced its 4.8 release, is filling a niche among enterprise developers charged with building Web apps fast.

Survey: Enterprise Mobile Dev Slowed by C-Level Concerns

Information technology executives are dragging their feet because of concerns about cost, complexity and security, a recent survey finds.

Google App Engine 1.8.2 Released

Among the improvements in version 1.8.2 is an update of the Google Plugin For Eclipse.

Red Hat & Google Partner on Open Source Java Framework for Cloud Apps

The goal of CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine (GAE) API that allows Java developers to deploy their applications on Red Hat's JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) unmodified.

Eclipse 'Kepler' Release Train Coming June 26

The Eclipse Foundation is set to announce the eighth annual synchronized launch of multiple Eclipse projects and project upgrades this week.

Compuware Launches Biz App APM Tool

Developers, who often get blamed for performance problems that have nothing to do with their applications, can use this new tool to show what's really happening on the system.

Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Platform Icenium Goes Commercial, Gets Cloud Backend

Developer tools and solutions provider Telerik last week released the first commercial version of Icenium.

Salesforce Launches Enterprise Mobile Development Service Platform

Salesforce.com this week launched Salesforce Platform Mobile Services, aimed at letting developers and ISVs use their existing skills and preferred programming environments to port their apps to mobile form factors using the company's cloud service as a conduit.

Apache Struts 1 Reaches End of Life

Apache Struts 1.x is no longer officially supported, according to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

CA Offers APM as a Service

CA Technologies is launching a new Application Performance Management (APM) solution via its Software as a Service (SaaS) platform.

Microsoft Offering Developers $100 per App Creation

According to a Microsoft blog, the company is offering $100 per app built for the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store.

Tool Suites for Spring, Groovy/Grails Updated

SpringSource has released updates of the Spring Tool Suite and the Groovy/Grails Tool Suite.

App Management Added to Amazon Web Services

Amazon yesterday launched a new app management service aimed at developers wanting to automate the deployment, scaling and modeling of application creation.

BlackBerry 10 Launches with 70,000 Apps

BlackBerry has had a tremendous app start for its just-released smartphone, the Z10, with 70,000 apps available at launch in the BlackBerry World store.

Sun Vets Release Java SDK for Native Mobile Apps

Codename One today announced the first release of its flagship software development kit (SDK) for Java developers building mobile applications.

Appcelerator Updates Mobile Dev Platform, Partners with Tester SOASTA

Mobile development platform provider Appcelerator today announced an agreement with SOASTA to integrate that company's TouchTest functional test automation tool with the latest version of its Titanium dev platform.

App Dev Survey Outlines Exec Priorities: Speed, Business Needs, Agile

While the top priority in 2013 remains faster delivery of applications, a new survey shows that a formerly insignificant need has shot up in importance -- developers need apps to better align to business needs.

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